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Nintendogs + Cats Breed Lists Revealed

by Karlie Yeung - February 11, 2011, 8:42 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/adcj/appear/index.ht...

Which dog goes with which game in the Japanese releases.

Nintendo opened their Japanese website for Nintendogs + Cats recently, showing a summary of what is known about the game so far, videos of the Japanese commercials, intriguingly cute pictures of cartridges, and a breed list for each game. There are lists of different dogs for each version of the game, and a summary about the cats.

Each game has nine dog breeds available at the start. Within the breeds there are slight differences in hair colour and body shape in each pet. The full set of 27 breeds can be unlocked through continuing play or through StreetPass. It's possible to have three puppies or kittens at one time in a room.

In terms of cats, there are three types and they are the same in all versions. The website shows a tabby, a Siamese, and a long-haired cat. As you progress through the game you earn the ability to bring up your own kittens. You can select from a handful of fur patterns. Kittens will take naps on the windowsill and between book cases, use their claws, and climb scratching posts. Cats will do their own thing regardless of you or your puppies, leading to a carefree coexistence.

The list of games and starting dog breeds is below.

Toy Poodle and Friends
Toy Poodle
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Mini Schnauzer
Boxer
Bull Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Shih Tzu
Jack Russell
Pomeranian

French Bulldog and Friends
French Bulldog
Shetland Sheepdog
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua
Dalmatian
Yorkshire Terrier
German Shepherd
Husky
Basset Hound

Shiba and Friends (Golden Retriever and Friends for US/Europe)
Shiba Inu
Golden Retriever
Beagle
Mini Pinscher
Dachshund
Maltese
Great Dane
Pug
Cocker Spaniel

Images

Talkback

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterFebruary 12, 2011

I detect that cats were an afterthought in this game. As the insane cat man that I man, that upsets me. It's not like there aren't breeds of cats. There are a lot of them!

NWR_KarlieKarlie Yeung, Europe CorrespondentFebruary 12, 2011

If you read the Iwata Asks you'll understand about the cats. http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interview.html#/how-nintendo-3ds-made/3/0

Miyamoto has a cat too.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Staff AlumnusFebruary 12, 2011

Interesting that they changed the lead dog for Japan and US/Eur.


I have a mixed-breed Shiba Inu (just called a "Shiba" in Jpse, Inu means dog) and they are very common here, probably because they're medium-sized and adorable.
A Golden Retriever on the other hand wouldn't fit in a typical Jpse apartment!


Funny how you can kind of "design" your own cat with the fur patterns.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorFebruary 12, 2011

Quote from: famicomplicated

Interesting that they changed the lead dog for Japan and US/Eur.

They did the same thing last go-around...

Kytim89February 12, 2011

Michael Vick has something to say about no Pittbulls in this game...


http://angrywhitedude.com/wp-content/uploads2/2011/02/michael-vick-300x227.jpg
MICHAEL VICK EXPRESSES HIS GRATITUDE

Thanks for keeping things in good taste kytim.

+ Cats : Mostly non-interactive virtual pets.

Kytim89February 13, 2011

Quote from: Crimm

Thanks for keeping things in good taste kytim.

  Cats : Mostly non-interactive virtual pets.


I apologize if I offended anyone.

AVFebruary 14, 2011

i really hope they dramatically improve upon and deepen the gameplay. This game looks identical to the original just with 3d upgraded graphics and cats. I heard Kinectimals and Eye Pet for Move is actually a much more interesting pet simulator, so competition should inspire better products....

HyawattaFebruary 14, 2011

Thanx for the pics and cat info! I have finally been able to determin which version of the game I want to get...French Bulldog, for the Husky, German Shephard, & Sheepdog. I am comforted knowing that I can get the tabby and Siamese cats from this version as well. Now I can put it on my wishlist for my birthday and not have to worry about getting the wrong version, yay!

Quote from: famicomplicated

I have a mixed-breed Shiba Inu (just called a "Shiba" in Jpse, Inu means dog) and they are very common here, probably because they're medium-sized and adorable.

I noticed it's the only Nintendogs breed that has its own Kanji.

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